Monthly Archives: April 2012

Fabric Celebrate

 Today’s card is the same layout as yesterday and uses the sweet stitches fabric that is on the current retired list.  This fabric is oh so cute but only available while supplies last or May 31st.

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Fabric Thanks

I love the design of this cute card that features the flirtacious fabric from the Stampin Up IBC.  This card was a hit at our last card cafe and was the card I used as a thank-you for my birthday gifts.  How great is that to use a card for a real purpose and prep for a workshop at the same time?  The layout of this card is simpl and can be adapted to suit any of the yummy fabrics from the stampin up catalog.  To cut the fabric I used the square die for the bigshot.  It was fun to see the look on the card cafe attendees that you can actually cut fabric (among other mediums)with the big shot.  The sentiment is now retired and was from the sale- a- bration but you could substitute any expression.

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Filed under Cards, General, Thank You

Happy I Do Day Jess and Kyle

 Happy wedding day to my adorable newphew Kyle and his beautiful bride, Jess!  I created a simple and elegant card for their wedding.  I love the unusual color sheme of their wedding- Pumpkin Pie and Tempting turquoise.  Card is textured with the elegant lines embossing folder and the simple letters alphabet (on the retiring list).  I added the key tag and pleated the pumpkin pie satin ribbon (retired list).  Card is finished with rhinestone bling that I turned pumpkin pie-ish with an orange Sharpie marker.

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Filed under Anniversary, Cards, Wedding

Blossom Builder finale

 Todays post is the final card I made using the Designer Printed Blossom builder kit *125410.  I made a total of 10 cards (2 Each of 5 designs) and still have stuff left over to make a few more.  This kit is truly a great value and lends it self to make lots of cards in a short amount of time but it is only available until April 30th when the Stampin Up occasions mini catalog ends.

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Builder Blossom Thank you

 I know what you are thinking. Enough with the cards from Designer printed blossom builder kit #125410 but it truly was fun to work with it and make so many cute cards! Lucky for you I just made 5 designs but 2 each of each design and still had stuff left over.  Remember the Stampin Up occasions mini ends on April 30th so make your list and place your order.  Stay tuned tomorrow for the 5th and final card using this fun kit.

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Retiring Accessories- Is change a good thing?

Today Stampin Up annonced its massive list of retired accessories Retired_Accessories. Many of you are excited but a bit overwhelmed by the size of the STAMPIN’ UP! RETIRING ACCESSORIES LIST. Please remember that the retiring products are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or May 31st when they will be gone forever.  Many items are discounted!  That means items will sell out so PLEASE DON’T WAIT!

The retired stamp list can be found hereRetiredStamps_0412_en-US

When you look at the retired accessories list, you’ll note that all  of our Stampin’ Pads are listed. This is for two reasons: (1) Craft  Stampin’ Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) Stampin Up is  introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin’ Pads with  the 2012-2013 annual catalog.

The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn,  better stamped images. They will be available for customer order on June 1.

In addition, please note the following changes in the new catalog, which explanation some of the products being on the retired list:

  • Only select Stampin’ Write Markers will be available  individually (Stampin’ Write Markers in color collections will continue  to be offered)
  • 12″ x 12″ Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered.
  • 12″ x 12″ Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections.
  • Any item with an asterisk next to it is being reconfigured.  An example of this could be repackaging, as in the example above of the markers.
  • Craft Ink Pads (other than black or white per above) and Craft Refills will no longer be offered.
  • Classic Ink Refills (other than the retiring 2010-2012 In Colors) will still be available.
  • Stampin’ Spots are being discontinued.  Stampin’ Up! may possibly reconfigure & sell some of the Classic Ink Spots.
  • Other than the retiring 2010-2012 In Colors, the Stampin’ Up! colors are NOT retiring.

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Bright and Cheery Blossom Builder

 Today’s post is probably my favorite of the cards I made using the Designer printed blossom builder kit #125410 from the Stampin Up occasions mini catalog.  I love the color combo of poppy parade and daffodil delight.  To add interest to this card I used the labels die framelits #125598 and adorning accents #1256021 (also from the occasion mini) to anchor the flower clusters. Added a scrap of ruffled ribbon in lucky limeade and stamped the sentiment.

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